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♪ no longer a typhoon, hagupit losing strength but this storm still drenching the philippines. right now we're watch progress tests in the u.s. that have taken an ugly turn. some people in california upset about a man's chokehold death. but now we're getting isolated reports of violence, looting and vandalism. also ahead here, a story of horrific abuse united thousands of workers worldwide. now her former employee faces charges in court. and britain's most famous coup rl in new york city. a look at what's in store for
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their trip across the pond. >> not that we won't follow every second. hello and welcome to our viewers. this is cnn live coverage. i'm natalie allen. >> and i'm errol barnett. heavy rain is hitting manila right now, as hagupit moves slowly across the country. the typhoon weakened to a tropical storm just a few hours ago, but you still have this fear that all of the additional rainfall could trigger mudslides and flash flooding. >> about 1 million people left their homes, they evacuated. there are also widespread power outages right now. officials are telling cnn at least two people have died. we are hearing that number could rise. for more on the scene from the ground, we turn to our reporter live in the central city of legaspi. earlier you were saying it wasn't even raining.
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>> things must be looking up. >> reporter: it did feel permanently attached to me over the last three or four days and the jackets got bigger and heavier because it got so cold and the wind was so powerful. you'll both remember how that rain was just driving in and lashing us. now i'm going to step aside and let you take a look at the view. very calm and peaceful. we can see the water. it looked like fog all weekend, because that rain was coming down in such heavy sheets. and that was because although there were high winds involved, the typhoon itself was not moving at great speed. it lasted here 2 1/2 days and 2 nights and brought with it an incredible amount of rain. thankfully we haven't had any major casualties as far as this area that i'm in, because a lot of people heeded the warnings
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and went to safe shelters, these evacuation centers, 3,000 of them. i went to one yesterday, just before the later part of the storm was due to pass through, and i spoke to a number of families there. this is what one of the grandmothers i met there told me. >> translator: i'm worried. i am thinking about my children and grandchildren. they are so young. that's why we're here. it's so hard for me because every typhoon damages our home. we don't have the money to fix it. >> reporter: that's the sad thing about it. a lot of homes will be potentially damaged in one way or the other and whether people can afford those repairs is
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another thing all together. we are being told that assessments are being carried out and people are leaving those evacuation centers and heading home as the typhoon moves on through the philippines. >> so the good news is, this storm was not as strong as haiyan that killed 6,000 people last year. certainly the philippines were prepared for this, though, and took a lot of action to prevent deaths. even had thousands of people on stand by to call in assessments of the storm, is that right? >> reporter: yeah, yeah. they're saying this is a relative success. they're giving themselves a pat on the back, and i guess it is, really. they had evacuation centers set up and ready. they had army vehicles ready to go and get people and bring them in. they told me that last year, it was only doing one or two trips a day per army truck.
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this year it was four or five because people were listening to the warnings. they also had people, not just these 3,000 evacuation centers, but 10,000 families wanting to take their neighbors in, who may be in better, more concrete solid buildings. plus 12,000 other reporters if you like, dotted around the province, who are reporting in this morning of any damage, of any issues that need addressing. so they're very much on top of it, and across it this time around. we spoke to the mayor this morning. he had gone out personally to make an assessment, as well. assessment teams are still out. he told us that there are a number of houses that have been damaged. there were small areas of flash flooding, nothing major according to him. but electricity had gone, that was crucial. there are a number of downed power lines. 50% of the city behind me is
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without power right now. they're hoping to return that to the city by tonight. >> thank you so much for your reports, saema. we did say that the death toll may go up, and we did get new numbers. now 21 people reported dead. so unfortunately that number is growing. we'll continue to stay in touch with you. >> we did partly expect that as these rescue teams go out today. it's the afternoon there in the philippines. there's so many islands and so many of these areas are remote. it's going to take some time to get the final. our meteorologist is tracking the storm, as well. because it's not over yet. >> it's been weaking, but rains are moving over the country and the country's most densely populated city. >> 7,000 islands to be exact, over 7,000 islands make up the
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philippines. this storm was at one point was a very healthy category 5 equivalent. 36 hours is about how much time it kept typhoon strength. at this point, it has weakened to a moderate tropical storm. b a, batangas, 300,000 people live in this area. the winds have died down quite a bit, about 50 miles per hour. but it is going to be tremendous rainfall expected over this region, mainly around manila, metro population 12 million people. a recent insurance estimate estimated that manila has the second highest probability of
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any major city in the world for natural disasters, it's over a fault line and the elevation, almost like a bowl sitting in a very low elevation. flooding always an issue, and typhoons are frequently here. over the next couple of hours, we believe the rainfall expected could lead to an impressive damage. rainfall has exceeded 400 millimeters. that's nearly 20 inches that's come down in a couple day's time. this time of year, you begin the transition out of the rainy season in a country used to the rainfall. 400 millimeters, roughly 18, 19 inches. that's the peak for the months
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of august and september. but next couple of hours, 12 million people in the path of this storm. >> that is unreal. the syrian government accuses israel of carrying out air strikes on sunday. >> syria calls it a freiglagran attack. israel is not commenting. >> reporter: israel launched attacks on sunday in damascus. two strikes took place, one near the airport where according to the syrian observatory for human rights, the target was a storage facility. the second strike was near the town of demas. a statement from the syrian army said there were no casualties, only materiel damage and went on to say that the israeli attack
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was designed to lift the morale of the terror groups after the blows they've received from the syrian army. israeli officials declined to comment on these reports. israeli media is noting, however, in his weekly cabinet meeting sunday, the prime minister said israel is closely monitoring the middle east and what is happening with open eyes and ears and a lot is happening, he said. we will stay informed and deal with these unremitting threats and challenges. analysts suggest that these words may have been an oblique foreshadowing on the strikes in syria late nerl the day. it is believed that israel was behind a series of air strikes inside syria since early 2013. the strikes are believed to be targeting advanced weapons systems desperate for transport
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to hezbollah, a key syrian ally, which has provided fighters to the syrian regime in the ongoing civil war. ben wedeman, cnn, jerusalem. the outgoing pentagon chief says the u.s. will keep as many as 1,000 more troops in afghanistan for the first part of next year. >> defense secretary chuck hagel made his way to afghanistan one final time. u.s. forces will end their combat role in afghanistan, to focus on counterterrorism missions. a huge protest in berkeley, california. police say businesses are being looted and vandalized. this is live pictures coming to us from california. we'll give you an update on what's happening. >> they're running out of a sprint store as we speak, errol. plus, protesters in hong kong right now, demanding justice for
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an indonesian maid and other maids they say sometimes gets abused. her employer is now on trial. we'll take you there next.
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a massive crowd of again demonstrators in berkeley on sunday.
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police say businesses were looted and vandalized. >> you're seeing some of the videotape, proof of that from earlier. also as you see here, one group blocked traffic on a freeway near oakland. officers had to deploy tear gas to disburse those crowds. hundreds peacefully marched in the streets earlier. these protests are over a grand jury's decision not to indict a new york city police officer over the chokehold death of eric garner. >> in kansas city, demonstrators staged a peaceful protest. >> as lisa benson from our affiliate reports, this die-in was led by a teenager. >> what do we want? >> justice. >> no justice, no peace. >> reporter: the sophomore organized a peaceful protest at
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washington park for michael brown and eric garner, hoping to send a clear message against police brutality. >> i know this affects a lot of the people who go to my school and a lot of the people in my neighborhood. and i personally have experienced things from the police that made me question their motives. >> reporter: the group marched to union station. >> i can't breathe. >> reporter: kansas city police quickly responded to the busy tourist attraction and told protesters to leave. the crowd headed east on pershing and stopped at grand. in a matter of minutes, they were on the move again, headed into crown center. >> i can't breathe! >> reporter: dozens, men, women and children, staged a die-in. they laid in the entrance of crown center for 4 1/2 minutes as police, security guards and shoppers stood by. >> it was very powerful what they were saying. seeing it in perp was much more
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meaningful than just watching the protest on tv. >> reporter: when the die-in ended, the chanting continued as participants got up and walked out the door. police followed the protesters as they headed back to washington park. >> i think it's powerful that so many people of different backgrounds are stepping up to stand with new york and other places all over the country. >> i am so proud of her. i am so proud of these kids that have the spark of freedom still stuck in their guts. >> the kansas city police department said no arrests were made. but a few people were detained. they were later released. in mexico, the parents of one of the 43 missing college students were told the fate of their son on sunday. >> mexico's attorney general confirmed 19-year-old alexander moore's remains were among those discovered at a land fill weeks ago.
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rafael romo has that. >> reporter: the remains belonging to 19-year-old alexander moore are the first to be identified. he's one of the 43 students from a rural teacher's college in southern mexico who went missing in september. the student's father said forensics identified his son using only a bone fragment. at protest in mexico city saturday night, a group of parents acknowledged the announcement, but said the search for the rest of the group is not over. my son, wherever you are, i'll keep looking for you, even if my heart is breaking by the news, this father said. the mexican attorney general announced the investigation is still open. based on my own conviction and the orders of the president, we're going to continue with this investigation until we
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detain all the culprits, the attorney general said. based on circumstantial evidence and interrogation of suspects, the students were abducted by corrupt police officers, turned of to a criminal gang, executed, and bodies burned in a landfill before being tossed into a river. the challenge of positively identifying the human remains is daunting. according to officials, the bodies were so badly burned that they were only able to recover ashes and charred bones. many victims may never be identified. a cousin of a student says she's not resigned to the sad news. i don't believe he's dead, she says. what about the rest of them? i feel like they're just deceiving us. a feeling shared by most of the parts of the 43 from the rural teacher's college. rafael romo, cnn, atlanta. a lot happening in the world at this moment. we're bringing it all to you.
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at this moment, protesters in hong kong are demanding justice for an indonesian maid. >> she says her former employer tortured her for months and now that employer is on trial and people have taken to the streets over this one. we'll have a live report for you, next. but it won't cause me discomfort. exactly, no discomfort, because it's milk without the lactose. and it tastes? it's real milk! come on, would i lie about this? lactaid®. 100% real milk. no discomfort. and try lactaid® supplements with your first bite to dig in to all your dairy favorites. it's more than the for lotus f1 team, the competitive edge is the cloud. powered by microsoft dynamics, azure, and office 365,
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108 hours. >> joshuaposted that he had to stop for medical reasons. he said six days on this was the only way to get government leaders to talk. >> protesters have camped out for more than two months. but the government has shown no willingness to make concessions. speaking of hong kong, an indonesia woman says her employer beat and tortured her while working as a maid. >> photos of her various injuries, you see some of them here. it made the rounds on social media. they went viral and it created an international uproar over women like her can be mistreated. our anna coren joins us now live from hong kong. anna, this is more than just employer mistreatment. just detail for us the constant abuse that she is alleging. >> reporter: yeah, this is a
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woman who claims that she was tortured by her employer, a 44-year-old mother of two, from hong kong, who -- she worked for some six months. it was during that time that she says she was beaten, she was hit, he had a vacuum cleaner nozzle shoved in her mouth where her teeth were broken. she was beaten with a mop, with a coat hanger, a ruler, a ladder, he would hit her with his fists. the sort of abuse we've been hearing over the course of the day, now that she has taken the stand in the court behind me, is horrific, completely inhumane. certainly speaking to the activists, the people who are supporting her, say that so many women, and it is predominantly
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women, 300,000 domestic helpers from the philippines and indonesia working here in hong kong, that these women are sick and tired of being treated as slaves and second class citizens. so they are hoping her case, this 23-year-old domestic helper from indonesia, this was her first job as a helper here in hong kong, that her case highlights the plight of what many domestic helpers go through. >> it seems to be this -- it represents any way this class issue that these domestic workers are far from home and cleaning the homes of very wealthy people. give us the flip side here. >> reporter: a mother of two, owner of a beautician. she's lived in hong kong.
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certainly more will come out during the course of the trial. but she's facing 21 charges. she's pled guilty that she failed to pay for her insurance, the most minor of all charges. but for the other 20 charges, she pleads not guilty. but certainly, as far as the status goes, these hong kong domestic workers, they pay less than 1/3 of hong kong's minimum wage, which is meager to start with. so they're paid pittance. and those of that is returned back to their countries to support their families while they're raising families here in hong kong. these women, after they live in rooms that are nothing short of a cupboard, really some of their working conditions and living conditions are appalling. they work long hours.
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in her case, she claims she was forced to work 20 hours a day, and she was only allowed to sleep in the afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. just brutal conditions. and one time when she fell asleep, she says that lah stripped her naked, hosed her down and made her stand in front of a fan in the middle of winter for hours on end. so just brutal, inhumane treatment of this young domestic worker, just trying to make a living, sending money back to her family to support her family. it's just hard to comprehend that a human being can treat another human being this way. >> and you have to think how much courage it would have taken for her to come forward. these workers who feel helpless, trying to get justice in court. we'll see what happens. anna coren live for us in hong kong as it approaches 4:30 there. two incidents of police
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violence decades apart. coming up, striking similarities between the eric garner and rodney king cases show nothing has changed in the u.s. we continue to track tropical storm hagupit. we'll bring you on the death toll which has climbed and where the storm is headed next. we tho, "wow, how is there no way to tell the good from the bad?" so we gave people the power of the review. and now angie's list is revolutionizing local service again. you can easily buy and schedule services from top-rated providers. conveniently stay up to date on progress. and effortlessly turn your photos into finished projects with our snapfix app. visit today. ♪
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on thinto an entire tribe's studentseducation. to turn their education but only five percent of indians on the reservation can afford to go to college.
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to our viewers in the u.s. and all around the world, thanks for staying with us. we appreciate that. i'm errol barnett. >> and i'm natalie allen. the red cross saying at least 21 people have died from the strongest storm of the year, tropical storm hagupit was
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downgraded from a typhoon just hours ago. but it is still bringing heavy rain to the philippines, including the capital manila. and there are concerns the rainfall could trigger flash flooding and mudslides. about 1 million people have evacuated. the syrian government claims israel carried out air strikes inside syria. the state-run syrian news agency says two areas were hit on sunday, including one here damascus international airport. there were no casualties, but some damage has been reported. israel has not yet responded to this claim. protesters still upset over recent outcomes in cases that did not charge white police officers, businesses were vanldalized and looted in berkeley, california, after a peaceful protest turned violent. police arrested some demonstrators after they say explosives and projectiles were
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thrown at the police. there have been protests after a grand jury decided not to indict a new york police officer in the death of eric garner. >> upsetting to see that. we want to bring you more now on the weather picture in the philippines. the rains are moving slowly over the country's most densely populated city. >> the concern very, very high right now. this storm system at one point, was moving so slowly, you could literally walk past it. it went from 7 kilometers per hour up to 20 kilometers per hour. radar imagery here from manila. going to be in line here for heavy rainfall.
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they've seen moderate rainfall for three consecutive hours. i want to show you what happened here a couple months ago, courtesy of a tropical storm that dumped in 250 millimeters of rain. this clogs the waterways, clogs the drainage systems. that's what the system has a notorious history for when it comes to these rain events. here comes the moisture, the darker red indication. about 300,000 people going to be hard hit in the next hour. then manila gets in on it sometime after 6:00 p.m. before the storm system moves away. i want to show you what december storms have done in the past. we had a tropical storm which had max winds at what we have right now, 95 kilometers per hour. the flash flooding associated
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with it took 1200 lives. so don't let down your guard with this storm system. bopha came in 280 kilometers per hour, took with it 1100 lives. the vast majority of fatalities are associated with the floods and the rainwater, not the wind speeds. usually it's the water associated with these storms that kill people. no organization left in place with this storm anymore, so it looks like it will weaken before reaching vietnam. this is a global sea level rise from 1992 to current times. a ten millimeter rise every single year, the fastest sea level rise of any location on our planet.
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these are the philippines right here. the water is just to the east of the philippines. you talk about climate change, you talk about this part of the world being impacted by it and you see why as the waters here rise and that happens in relation to warming of this region, as well. guys? >> that dark spot says a lot. all right. in the u.s., many demonstrators against police brutality have said the problems highlighted by the eric garner case are nothing new and go back decades. >> cnn's sarah seidner shows us how this case has a striking similarity to another incident. >> reporter: the eric garner cell phone incident is the most high profile caught on video since the rodney king case. in king's case, there were many
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officers, some involved in the beating, others standing by. in the garner case, one officer was involved in choking him. other officers tried to subdue garner in other ways. both cases involved black men and white police officers. both sparked protests after a decision by jurors. in new york, it's been peaceful so far. in los angeles, protests turned into days of rioting. 50 people died. and in both cases, the federal government promised to do more. president obama in 2014, president bush in 1992. >> in the american conscience, there is no room for bigotry and racism. i want everyone to know that the federal government will continue to pursue its legal responsibilities in this case. >> reporter: bernard parks was deputy chief at the time of the 1992 los angeles riots that stemmed from the king beating.
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he says many in the public viewed the king case as proof of systemic police brutality across the country. >> they looked at law enforcement collectively. it made no difference if it was in texas, new york, los angeles. the police look at everything singularly saying it's isolated. that's why there's a miscommunication between the public and the police. >> reporter: in garner's case, a grand jury chose not to indict the officer. in the king case, a grand jury did indict four officers who were charged by the l.a. prosecuting attorney's office. the trial ended in acquittals for all four, sparking the riots. there were no black jurors. in 1993, the justice department tried the lapd officers for civil rights violations. two of the officers were sentenced and served time in federal prison. two were acquitted. civil rights attorneys say police haven't changed much because there are rarely
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consequences. >> if they're not getting punished for it, what is their motivation to stop kicking butt in the street and stop killing people? they need motivation and motivation would be fire them, take away their livelihood, take away their freedom and maybe they will stop killing back people. >> reporter: i spoke with a prosecutor and a defense attorney about the garner case. they said unlike the michael brown case where officer wilson was not indicted for shooting and killing michael brown, they do see a real chance that the feds could bring a civil rights case in the garner case. they said what prosecutors are going to have to prove, though, is that the officer purposefully and willfully deprived garner of his constitutional rights. back to you. >> well, on this footnote, it's quite disturbing. missouri bar owner faces a lot of backlash after advertising a
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ferguson related drink special. it's kind of disgusting. >> someone missing all of the sensitivities associated with what's happening. our affiliate spoke to the owner who says he made a mistake. >> i meant absolutely no harm in it. it was just a shot special and that was it. >> reporter: he's the owner of mugshots pub in st. joseph. he's caught a lot of heat after offering a michael brown drink special, six shots for $10. michael brown is the teenager shot and killed by a police officer in august. someone from inside the bar took the photo and shared it on social media. rodney regrets the decision. >> apparently i should have thought a little more about it before i made it a shot special.
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>> it was very distasteful. that is somebody's child that was killed. i don't see the jock in that? it's not funny at all. >> reporter: rodney says he saw the drink special from another bar in st. joseph. >> i didn't even think about it. i seen it on facebook. it was going all of from another bar. >> reporter: he said after he closed the bar for the night, he saw the comments about the special and took the special down right away. people on social media have been threatening to protest. one of those fprotesters and thy were able to work out their differences. >> i hope our community realizes that this isn't about race, this isn't about anything but police brutality against our people. >> mmm. >> not so sure about that. >> yeah, i know. yeah, for him saying that he just saw it on facebook and didn't give much thought to it.
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how could he not give much thought to something that just ravaged this country. >> this has ripped apart the american midwest in many ways. this is about inequality and even the president says this is something we need to come together and fix this. >> as you said, who needs six shots any way? rolling stone wants a do-over. the magazine is offering a revised apology concerning its discredited gang rape story. we'll dig into that coming up. [ julie ] the wrinkle cream graveyard.
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we hear so many great stories about uber, but here's one causing problems. a driver is expected in a new delhi court in india on charges he raped a passenger. police arrested the driver sunday. the woman told police she took an uber home friday night and dozed off. she says when she woke up, the driver had parked the car on a deserted stretch where he assaulted her. authorities say the driver has a criminal history and uber had not verified his back ground. >> uber did release a statement. "what happened over the weekend in new delhi is horrific. our entire team's hearts go out to the victim of this despicable
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crime." that statement goes on to say, "uber will work with the government to establish back ground checks." new delhi police responded by saying this statement is worth a laugh. background checks are already part of our established practice. "rolling stone" has revised its apology to readers over a m particular story. >> after a massive backlash. this is concerning a story about a female student allegedly being raped as a university fraternity. >> reporter: "rolling stone" magazine says they're the ones to blame for any inaccuracies in their story about an alleged gang rape here at the university of virginia. her backing away from any
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criticism of the woman named jackie. the attorney for the from attorney t attorney says that the fraternity brother who jackie says brought her to the party was never even a member of that fraternity. over the weekend, the campus remained focused on the broader issue of sexual assault. we spoke to several of jackie's friends. they say they do believe something bad happened to her but it's become clear there are inaccurate things about that article. >> really amazing how that story went from catching everyone's attention to being discredited.
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north korea denies any involvement in a massive cyber attack against sony pictures. however, the state-run media applauded the attack. >> translator: hacking into sony pictures might be a righteous deed. >> state media says pyongyang supporters may have hacked sony in retaliation for an upcoming film. here's cnn's brian todd with more. >> reporter: a devastating hack, crippling one of the world's most powerful entertainment studios. sony is still investigating what it calls a very sophisticated cyber attack. the fbi is on the case. five of its new movies, including "fury" and the remake of" annie" were posted on illicit websites and confidential information started to appear online, including the
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salaries of executives, social security numbers of employees. >> these people are prodding and provoking sony and doing it deliberately. this is not the kind of thing where they just want to steal some movies. they're trying to stick it to sony and in particular, to executives. >> reporter: a group calling itself the guardians of peace claimed responsibility for the hack, but it's not clear if that group was behind it. a source tells us the company is looking into the possibility that hackers working with north korea could be behind the attack. sony's release of "the interview," a comedy about a lot to kill north korean leader kim jong-un, is cited as a possible provocation. >> you want us to kill the leader of north korea? >> yes. >> reporter: the regime called the movie an act of war, a moral attack on its leadership. the north koreans have a dedicated hacking capability
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they've been working on. >> they've largely targeted commercial sites in south korea. >> reporter: "the interview" was not one of the movies leaked out. one expert says that may point away from kim's regime. >> north korea would be wanting to attack this particular movie and the people responsibility for this movie. this is a much broader attack. >> reporter: i spoke to a north korean official who denied that his government was behind if hacking of sony, calling it a fabrication to attack north korea and said his country is committed to anti-hacking measures. brian todd, cnn, washington. an lgbt couple in russia made history with their wedding. >> a wedding that wasn't supposed to happen. same-sex marriages are illegal, but a loophole allowed them to have their ceremony.
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♪ [ applause ] >> reporter: it's a marriage anti-gay campaigners in russia were power homeland security to stop. same-sex marriages here are banned, but these two brides, a gay woman and male-to-female transsexual, have found a loophole. according to the documents, this is just a man and woman tying the knot. >> translator: to be honest, we don't know what to expect in the future. we could get married now because i have female documents and she has male ones. but government officials are preparing a law to forbid this. >> reporter: russia's record on gay rights is patchy. controversial laws banning gay propaganda to minors, even teaching people about homosexuality, causing outrage
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among activists. lawmakers have called this marriage unnatural, telling cnn the couple should be committed to a mental asylum or emigrate to the liberal west. there have been threats on social media, too. but they intend to ride out the abuse. >> translator: i really hope it helps people to understand that if they fight for their rights they can get them. i want this sort of reaction in the day community, but i also want regular people to be more tolerant of relationships. that would be really cool. >> reporter: in a country where traditional family values are actively promoted by the government, and the rights of sexual minorities, this extraordinary marriage was always going to be controversial. they say they hope their example will help change attitudes. but the fact is, in this increasingly conservative modern russia, that's going to be a struggle.
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a struggle in which the mere power of love may not be enough to prevail. matthew chance, cnn, moscow. >> all right. fascinating there. and next, we el talk about another couple. what's on the royal couple's new york agenda during their first visit to the states? we'll bring you their itinerary after this short break. stay with us.
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guess who's here in the u.s.? we gave it away. they have arrived in the big apple and have a big couple of days ahead of them. >> allen is happy about this and so are many others. they arrived sunday with much fanfare. more's cnn's max foster with a look at the couple's schedule. >> reporter: so the duke and duchess have arrived here in manhattan. that's their motorcade. they're staying at the carlisle hotel, famous for hosting princess diana in her day, as well. so many associations between kate and diana, many people seeing her following in her footsteps. new yorkers want to see the couple. there were huge amounts of people trying to get a glimpse as they arrived here. and they may get another chance on monday and tuesday as the couple go through a packed series of event. prince william heading to washington to meet the
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president, then back here to meet up with his wife, then meet secretary clinton. they'll go to an nba basketball game in the evening. tuesday, more events. a somber moment of the 9/11 memorial museum. in the evening, a glittering dipper in support of the university where they met, st. andrews university in scotland. no prince george with them this time. they'll get to see him on wednesday when they return to the uk. max foster, cnn, new york. all right. we have someone who is now living a royal life, and you're not going to believe how much money this ole cat's worth, are they? >> no, i didn't. and you will be shocked. listen to this. this is grumpy cat. surely you've seen this thing on the twitter and on the face
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